I had no intention of losing sleep over this meteor shower, as I have in the past. Unfortunately, my bladder got me up at 3 am and curiosity got the better of me. As I stepped outside, I was shocked to see clear skies since it’s still monsoon season in Tucson. Upon looking up, I was impressed with seeing several shooting stars and it was unusually dark outside, with the exception of the moon. I could see all sorts of stars out. So, I grabbed my gear and quickly set up shop on my back porch, shooting away from the moon (I didn’t want to have each shot over exposed.) I started up my intervalometer and went back to bed. Of course, I couldn’t sleep and after an hour of laying there, I finally just got up and made the best of a very early morning.
I should have just went back to bed and forgot about looking outside. I didn’t capture a single meteor streak in the sky. I did manage to capture some star trails, but also failed at composing the shot and eliminating the power lines and part of my roof line. #FirstWorldProblems. 🙂 The black and white processing was simply to make the star trails stand out a little better against the light blue morning sky.